Silent Keys

A “Silent Key” (SK) is a term of respect for a deceased amateur radio operator.

The term originated with telegraph operators, continued with early wireless, and now amateur radio operators.

This page is dedicated to honoring the memory of MVARC members who are no longer with us.


Albert (Al) B. Hess KD6DYZ
Ulla Hess K6UDK
Robin Wilmer KD7ODU
Mignon Ruby KD7ODC
Joseph Perez KJ7MWG
Daniel C Bender KG7WYC
Grant R (Bob) Lyman KI7OEE